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New Stamping Press

April 2015

We all see advances in electronics like phones, computers and appliances. But there has also been dramatic advances in manufacturing machinery. One of the many types of equipment which Worth uses to make your fishing lure components are punch (or stamping) presses. These presses typically stamp or form parts from large coils of brass, stainless, aluminum, steel, or copper.

Here at Worth, we've recently taken a big step and installed a large state-of-the-art 88-ton high speed stamping press. This amazing piece of equipment is not only extremely fast, it also contains an impressive array of sensors and controls to automate and protect the tooling used to produce your parts. As an example, the press senses the amount of back-pressure created during the down stroke of the press. If it senses too much resistance, such as an extra part lodged in the stamping die, the press can immediately disengage mid stroke to prevent any damage to the tooling or press. We actually had to hold on-site classes to educate our machine operators to use this sophisticated piece of equipment. They liked it a lot, and now love using it.

What does this mean for you? It means that we will spend far less time repairing smashed or damaged tooling or equipment used to produce your parts. This will mean far less down-time, and faster and more reliable service to you. It's just one more way we can improve our level of service to all of our valued customers.